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before anything i was apogize for my bad english

and i dont know if this post does belong to this section  so delete it if you must

 

Welcome

in this threat i will show you how i make covers and also give you the tolls you need to make your own

 

New style create by Kira125


Here some examples

XBOX360

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XBOX

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ARCADE

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KINECT

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INDIE

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APP

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EMULATOR

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Also i implemented a simple rate sistem that can be visualize from the dash

 

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The tutorias are made in spanish because im from argentina but

they are explained by themselves

of course if there are lot of peole who wants them in english i could make a try to make one

 

How to modify a cover to fit in new style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPFGPlnI0Kg&list=UUY-XZv7bQyc6Aq6HkFY1Arg

 

How to use the rate sistem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXyo_rHrq-k&feature=youtu.be

 

how to upload covers to unity, push them to your xbox and ask for missing titles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seIoMFd21A4&list=UUY-XZv7bQyc6Aq6HkFY1Arg

 

 

Tolls used in the videos

Photoshop Cs5 spanish version

http://www.mediafire.com/download/myb1hwq97x4xbcm/Photoshop+Cs5+Espa%C3%B1ol.rar


Mirdonet

 

http://multiple-image-resizer-net.software.informer.com/2.9/

 

Covers style from kira125

 

https://mega.co.nz/#!gNMTVYyZ!L38Hq5mve5wSY4JCSrjTLSZJHUlKVs5XA0eywxlYFLY

 

Unity

 

http://xboxunity.net/

Ask for a game or report bugs

 

http://www.realmodscene.com/index.php?/forum/52-unity-support/

 

I hope this could be usefull for somebody

 

i want to thanks BlotarenSS from deviant art

from him i get the basic stuff from my new cover style


original files from BlotarenSS

https://mega.co.nz/#!tVVQzSKC!juAXgPRttU2WqFSiAbJ4Aynn3fEVevWaPQDj-cps2t0

in case you want to create your very own style

you just need Photoshop Cs5 and some imagination

 

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Nice info. Thanks.

But I want to add a cover myself to the Aurora database. Does anyone know how to manually add covers? For example I have red dead redemption and the game undead nightmare (usually it's a dlc but was released as a complete game), they have the same media ID, so if I choose to change the cover from unity it will update both games. But for undead nightmare I want to add a different cover.

Appreciate any help. Thx.

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Nice info. Thanks.

But I want to add a cover myself to the Aurora database. Does anyone know how to manually add covers? For example I have red dead redemption and the game undead nightmare (usually it's a dlc but was released as a complete game), they have the same media ID, so if I choose to change the cover from unity it will update both games. But for undead nightmare I want to add a different cover.

Appreciate any help. Thx.

Check your database, set the cover you want for one of the games, copy the data from that game (as found by the database) then push the cover for the other of the games followed by putting the old files back :)

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Check your database, set the cover you want for one of the games, copy the data from that game (as found by the database) then push the cover for the other of the games followed by putting the old files back :)

Haha Damn easy, I was looking yesterday in the database and saw a folder called cover with bin files. I guess the bin files I can replace, right?

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Haha Damn easy, I was looking yesterday in the database and saw a folder called cover with bin files. I guess the bin files I can replace, right?

Yes, one of those files contain the cover data, i don't remember the name of it, but... just replace the file for the game you want, the format is TitleID_DatabaseEntryID for the folders

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Is they any way to ftp my own covers to a game iv got a couple that don't have covers

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Is they any way to ftp my own covers to a game iv got a couple that don't have covers

Yes, Swizzy's Asset Editor v 1.1 ............ im a offline guy, so swizzy has really come through for us offliners to be able to make aurora pretty!

 

http://www.realmodscene.com/index.php?/topic/5362-aurora-asset-editor-v11-released/

 

Thanks Swizzy and anyone else involved!!

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a silly question. Why do we need to resize the picture. Why not cut and paste and put behind each other so that it will show up correctly?

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a silly question. Why do we need to resize the picture. Why not cut and paste and put behind each other so that it will show up correctly?

You can either resize, or you can cut the cover image then place the overlay on top... most likely you'll want to resize it tho...

Aurora's built-in asset conversion only supports covers of the size 900x600 right now (900 pixels wide, 600 pixels high) for that reason we implemented a limit on xboxunity which makes it only accept covers of this size so they should always work

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is there any template beside this one?

 

Templates are a funny business. A lot of people don't want to share them because of all the work they put into them. You can find them out there, but it's difficult, many sites want to charge memberships for access, then not let you have access till you have enough points accrued. I think it mostly revolves around copyrighted images and the work people put into them. 

But if you search xbox 360 cover template on google, you will find them out there for free.

 

edit: Used to be able to get the templates on JQE before it switched to unity, not sure what happened to them though.

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Made like a all-in-one version.... PSD

Just select layers that you want to be visible, and save file....

Hope someone can make use of it... :thumbup:

I'll make use of it, thanks for the share. Lot's of good layers in there and a nice back cover setup. Opens in Gimp too!

 

Here's the one I hodgepodged together for my own use (uses Gimp xcf format)...

My 360 Template.xcf.zip

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/34daa36347ad0a166022a5cf981acf88e3e822c22f050b57ab968fbbdd1a58f9/analysis/1449179983/

 

I believe this is the original template that was available from JQE site before the switch...

JQECoverTemplateWithFonts.zip

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/11625b67a0748ffb6007c91f5cd396119afad8448567115e800d45f7ad18a5b8/analysis/1449180220/

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Made another template for Indie Games....

I also have 2 questions regarding covers on Unity....

How do I upload covers for Indie games?

 

and next (this is more of a request)

Aurora already use 3 colors

Kinect - Purple

Retail - Green

Orange - Arcade

*** Blue - Indie Games (request)

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x360-indie template.zip

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Made another template for Indie Games....

I also have 2 questions regarding covers on Unity....

How do I upload covers for Indie games?

 

and next (this is more of a request)

Aurora already use 3 colors

Kinect - Purple

Retail - Green

Orange - Arcade

*** Blue - Indie Games (request)

First the indie games has to be added to the Xboxunity database, they should be found the same as normal games, if not, tell me the TitleID and title name and i'll see about adding them there...

Once they're in the database, you can upload them just like any other cover ;)

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They all use a the same common TitleID : 584E07D2

In Aurora when going into the subtitle menu I get

58550BAF     0 Gravity Y3030

58550757     10 Amazingly Awful Games

58550440     10 Seconds or Less

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They all use a the same common TitleID : 584E07D2

In Aurora when going into the subtitle menu I get

58550BAF     0 Gravity Y3030

58550757     10 Amazingly Awful Games

58550440     10 Seconds or Less

You can search by name if you go to Xboxunity -> Login -> Click on your name and select "Add Title", see attached screenshot

I've added these 3 for you already tho, but for future reference you do as above ^ to add new titles on your own :) that way, you don't have to wait for me to be awake/on the forum to add them for you

and next (this is more of a request)

Aurora already use 3 colors

Kinect - Purple

Retail - Green

Orange - Arcade

*** Blue - Indie Games (request)

On a side note regarding the above, we've added a blue cover for Indie Games

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Thanks.....

Added 10 title now, as well as covers.......

How long does it take for covers to show?

Could you please add :

name: 2012

ID: 58550BB0

 

 

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Thanks.....

Added 10 title now, as well as covers.......

How long does it take for covers to show?

Could you please add :

name: 2012

ID: 58550BB0

It takes as long as one of the admins or moderators to approve your covers, which can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of days, depending on how busy we are with other things (life in general) i try to check in once per day atleast, but sometimes it takes longer then that...

I've approved all your covers i could see at this time, and i've added the game for you :)

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